Workflows are highly personal. What works for User 1, might fail horribly, for User 2.
I like to start, as you mention, and then bring the full Clip into the Source Monitor (Dbl-click on it in the Project Panel), and then use it to Trim Instances from it. There, I can be Frame-specific, and then drag that Instance to the Timeline. Repeat, until I have extracted every useful segment/Instance. Then, I might tighten things up a bit, but usually, my Trimming has been exact, so there is not much else to do, other than add Transitions, music, and Export/Share.
Not sure if that helps, but it works fine for me, in both PrE and PrPro.
+1 for Steve's Basic Training Series!!!
Thanks Bill, Steve, as always!
Bill, i vaguely remember seeing that on a youtube clip quite a while ago. Just tried it out, answers all my questions, this is just what i was looking for to save the 'double-handling'! Thanks mate.
Steve, thanks for the heads up. I've recently come to the decision about life, it's probably time to stop self-teaching myself everything! Anyhow, i've downloaded the free 8 part series. Will take a look at these before deciding on paid-subscription to look at the rest of the lessons. I know i will end up doing so though! Especially as the first paid lesson is probably what i'm after in regards to this question. Just a little note, i couldn't open the download popup using Google's Chrome browser. Had to go back to IE. No problems though.
Case solved. Cheers.